Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney RecordsThe Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations. Launching the line on June 24th is The Lion King 2-disc set, coinciding with the film and soundtrack’s 20th Anniversary.
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Lion King features the beloved original soundtrack, plus 30 minutes of previously unreleased score and 7 score demos by Oscar®-winning composer, Hans Zimmer. Zimmer also provides detailed notes for each score demo.
Don Hahn, the film’s producer, contributed liner notes and provides an overview of how the coming of age story set in Africa evolved to become a phenomenon. The film’s music went on to win 2 Academy Awards in 1994 (Original Song and Original Score), 4 Grammy® Awards and 2 Golden Globes. The soundtrack was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for 10 nonconsecutive weeks and was certified Diamond by the R.I.A.A., for 10 million units sold.
The CD cover and 20-page booklet feature newly created artwork inspired by “The Lion King” from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Wreck-It Ralph”). Later this year, Bove’s art can be seen in the hardcover book, Lovely: Ladies of Animation: The Art of Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Victoria Ying and Helen Chen.
The CD booklet also includes a 6-page sampling of visual development art from the film, with notes by Dave Bossert, Producer/Creative Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Track list follows:
1. “Circle of Life/Nants’ Ingonyama” Performed by Carmen Twillie, African Vocals Performed by Lebo M
2. “Didn’t Your Mother Tell You Not to Play With Your Food” Score
3. “We Are All Connected” Score
4. “Hyenas in the Pride Land” Score
5. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” Performed by Jason Weaver with Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams
6. “Elephant Graveyard” Score
7. “I Was Just Trying to Be Brave” Score
8. “Be Prepared” Performed by Jeremy Irons with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings
9. “Simba, It’s to Die For” Score
10. “Stampede” Score
11. “Mufasa Dies” Score
12.” If You Ever Come Back We’ll Kill You” Score
13. “Bowling for Buzzards” Score
14. “Hakuna Matata“ Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams
15. “We Gotta Bone to Pick With You” Score
16. “Kings of the Past” Score
17. “Nala, Is It Really You?” Score
18. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” Performed by Joseph Williams and Sally Dworsky with Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella and Kristle Edwards
19. “Remember Who You Are” Score
20. “This Is My Home“ Score
21. “The Rightful King” Score
1. “The Morning Report” Performed by James Earl Jones, Jeff Bennett and Evan Saucedo
2. “Warthog Rhapsody” Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
3. “We Are All Connected “Score Demo
4. “I Was Just Trying to Be Brave” Score Demo
5. “Stampede” Score Demo
6. “Mufasa Dies” Score Demo
7. “This Is My Home” Score Demo
8. “The Rightful King” Score Demo
9. “Circle of Life” Instrumental Demo
10. “Circle of Life” Performed by Elton John
11. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” Performed by Elton John
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (End Title) Performed by Elton John
The second release from The Legacy Collection will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins and will be available on August 26, 2014. The 3-disc set will include the songs and score from the film, rare-behind-the scenes recordings, new recordings of The Lost Chords, excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and the Sherman brothers, plus the Hollywood Spotlight Microphone 1965 post-premiere interviews and a 1989 interview with the Sherman brothers.
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Lion King 2-disc set will be available on June 24th at disneymusicemporium.com. ViewThe Lion King product here: http://youtu.be/8PU8xfHJUhA. For more information on the Disney Music Emporium, please visit DisneyMusicEmporium.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow us at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.